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 $37,800 - $45,500 depending on qualifications

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Job Profile for Recreation Supervisor

Under the Director of Parks and Recreation, the Recreation Supervisor collaborates with all supervisory staff to help manage the parks and recreation department. The position is responsible for all athletic field scheduling, special event coordination, and program development. This includes project and management, planning, and the ability to effectively direct and lead assigned personnel consisting of program instructors, seasonal staff and community service workers and volunteers.


• Plans, organizes, coordinates, and evaluates recreation programs and facilities for all segments of the community.

• Develops and maintains an organizational structure and appropriate staffing level to effectively accomplish recreation goals and objectives.

• Maintains records and evaluation reports on all programs.

• Establishes programming schedules, calendars, and timelines.

• Analyzes organization and community needs as well as expenditure and revenue trends, reviews statistics and opportunities and recommends strategic course corrections.

• Aids in development of marketing material for all park programming.

• Assist with oversight of website and social media outlets.

• Liaison between umpire association and Park District.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree in recreation, physical education, or related field. (Or any combination of training, education and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.)

• Minimum of one year of related supervisory experience in the field of Parks and Recreation, Sports Management, Recreation, Outdoor Education, or related field. Certified Parks and Recreation Professional (CPRP) certification preferred.

• The ability to utilize all Microsoft Office programs.

• Valid First Aid/CPR certification required within six months of hire.

• Valid driver’s license.

Scheduling and Pay:

This is a full-time position. Scheduling is generally Monday-Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm; involvement with community programs and events will require some evening, weekend, and holiday hours. Salary range is $37,800 - $45,500 depending on qualifications.


• Medical, dental, vision coverage

• Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund

• Optional: Nationwide Retirement Solutions- 457 Plan

• Vacation after one-year

• Sick days

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 Granite City Park District


Justin Brinkmeyer
(618) 877-3059

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $32,000 to $44,000 Depending on Experience

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$32,000 to $44,000 The Park Technician I is under the direction and supervision of the Superintendent of Parks and Facilities. Applicants must be of sound physical condition to perform heavy manual labor with sufficient strength to lift and hold 50 pounds. Applicants must also be able to read, write and speak English, and have a valid CPR, First Aid and AED Certification (or become certified within 6 months), and have a valid Illinois State Drivers license.

The Park Technician I is a Full Time, non-exempt position and is responsible for performing and supervising a variety of duties required for proper upkeep of all District owned and leased facilities including preventative maintenance and repair, including but not limited to: Installation maintenance and repairs of landscaping, playgrounds, athletic fields, hard surface courts, park amenities, fencing, signage, etc. Other maintenance includes mowing, trimming, aerating, fertilizing, irrigation, weed control, trash removal, and performs snow and ice removal/control, when required, using equipment to maintain sidewalks and parking lots. Indoor maintenance duties include, but not limited to basic carpentry, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, and custodial maintenance. Other duties include assisting the Recreation Department in set up, construction and repair of all special events and facility rentals. Other responsibilities may include athletic maintenance, parks maintenance and equipment repairs and maintenance and the ability to work independently, efficiently and attend to details.

QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum 18 years of age; a High School Graduate OR two years experience in a field related to Park District maintenance is required. Must have experience and ability in operating a variety of vehicles and equipment including trailers, trackers, riding lawn mowers, air compressor, utility vehicles, chainsaws, landscape equipment, power tools, etc. Must be able to communicate effectively with supervisors, co-workers and the public.

Medical, Vision, Life and Dental, IMRF Retirement. Qualified applicants must complete and on-line application through Warrenville Park District website @

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 Warrenville Park District


Gregg Ireland

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $32,552.00-DOQ, plus excellent benefit package

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Description: The Shift Manager is a full time, exempt position which reports directly to the General Manager. This position is responsible for managing the facility and its programs on a daily basis. This includes monitoring all daily duties of pt building staff. Creating daily task list for all pt staff scheduled, making sure directions are clear, and if necessary, show them how to complete designated tasks. Will be directly responsible for the pt front desk staff. This includes creating a daily, weekly, and monthly tasks and checklists. This is an at-will position.

Position Hours: A minimum of 40 hours per week, consisting of evenings and weekend shifts.

Qualifications: Applicant must have a high school diploma, any experience and understanding of park and recreation administration, supervision, personnel procedures, and safety procedures is preferred. This position requires strong people and customer service skills, the ability to communicate effectively with other staff and public, including written, verbal, and telephone communication skills. The individual should be very organized, have the ability to plan, implement, supervise and lead staff. This position is expected to maintain First Aid/CPR/AED certification. Strong computer skills are also needed.

Duties: This position will oversee the day to day management of the building staff and building operations. This position will be required to work a minimum of 4-5 building shifts per week, mainly nights and weekends.

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 Darien Park District


Jordan Rossi

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $45,000-$50,000 annual salary, DOQ

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The Hoffman Estates Park District is looking for an innovative, energetic & organized recreational professional to fill the role of School Age Program Manager. This position is responsible for the planning, operation, organization and evaluation of school-age care programs with the Hoffman Estates Park District including, but not limited to the STAR before & after school program, summer camps, school day out trips/mini camps and special events.

The School Age Program Manager directly reports to the Superintendent of Recreation.

This position directly supervises STAR site coordinators and counselors, program instructors, seasonal camp staff and volunteers.

This individual will (among other duties): 1. Research, plan, develop, implement and evaluate programs as proposed and approved. 2. Prepare appropriate budget, marketing and staffing schedules. 3. Develop new and innovative programs where need exists. 4. Review and modify existing programs to meet current and future community needs. 5. Maintain all required DCFS-exempt standards for STAR sites. 6. Ability to substitute within program as needed. 7. Conduct regular visits to program sites.

Qualified candidates should be organized, passionate, a team player, ambitious, proactive, forward thinking, autonomous, and have a strong work ethic. This individual should also be available on evenings and weekends and on site for major activities or as needed.

Required Education and Experience: Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation, Education, Business or related field and a two years of professional experience, preferred. Ability to become CPR/AED and First Aid Instructor within first 6 months.

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Hoffman Estates Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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 Hoffman Estates Park District


Peter Cahill

 Closing Date

October 8, 2021


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The Executive Director is the chief administrative officer of the Park District and is responsible for the implementation of District policies and the overall management of the District’s park and recreation system. The Executive Director reports directly to the Board of Commissioners, and provides the highest level of executive leadership and comprehensive administration to the Broadview Park District. The primary function of the Executive Director is to carry out the District’s statutory responsibilities and to enact and follow the policies adopted by the District’s Board of Commissioners. S/he shall be the administrative head of all department heads and divisions of the District, in regard to recreation programming, personnel management, facility development, and business management.


  1. GENERAL ADMINISTRATION • Directs the activities of the District in accordance with the Illinois Park Code and the policies established by the Board. • Recommends policies, plans and programs, and provides the Board with information necessary to the Board’s policy-making functions. • Supervises the provision of a broad program of recreation that meets the needs and desires of community residents. • Organizes and supervises an efficient administrative organization for the District. • Develops, reviews, analyzes and implements operational procedures required to effectively manage day-to-day operations and implement Board approved policies. • Oversees the development and maintenance of all District parks and facilities to meet the needs of the community. • Oversees the development and operation of the revenue facilities of the District. Possess the ability to handle pressure from being held responsible for the District’s daily operations, financial accountability, and personnel of the District. And also the ability to handle questions, complaints and concerns from the public and from employees in a professional manner.
  2. PLANNING • Oversees the recommended goals and objectives for the District’s operations; and develops strategies for achieving these goals and objectives. • Is aware of and represents the District in all matters pertaining to zoning changes, land development and related concerns which affect the District’s current and future interests. • Makes recommendations to the Board concerning land acquisition and facility development.
  3. FINANCE • Develops and recommends to the Board a yearly working budget, appropriation ordinance, prevailing wage ordinance and tax levy ordinance following a specific timeline. • Exercises sound fiscal management by reviewing and analyzing current fiscal conditions and projecting financial needs and resources. • Plans and coordinates efforts to receive federal, state and local funds to assist the District’s operation. • Supervises the preparation of requests for grants from various state and federal programs related to parks and recreation.
  4. PERSONNEL • Conducts staff meetings, establishes staff training programs, supplies the staff with significant information from professional and technical publications, and explains and interprets Board policy to staff, all to the end of enhancing staff capabilities and maintaining open and effective staff relations. • Acts as the official means of communication between the employees of the District and the Board. • Directly supervises and evaluates all department heads on an annual basis. • Selects or assists in the selection of administrative and supervisory personnel. • Works with the Board and department heads in determining current and future staffing needs and appropriate personnel organization. Possess the ability to work with co workers on a cooperative basis.
  5. PUBLIC RELATIONS • Maintains good relations with the public, accurately represents to the Board the needs of various groups within the community, and develops, maintains and supervises an effective program for handling citizen complaints and inquiries. • Develops and maintains a comprehensive marketing program to promote the District’s image, parks, facilities, programs and special events. • Acts as the representative of the District in providing information to the news media in supplying information to the public concerning Board policies. • Ensures that District staff members have the ability to provide and understand the importance of maintaining courteous relations with the public. • Promotes greater understanding and support of District activities by participating and representing the District at various governmental, civic and community functions.
  6. LEGAL • Becomes thoroughly familiar with the Illinois Park Code and District policies, as well as other federal, state, and local statutes and ordinances, both existing and proposed, which affect District operations. • Establishes a program of efficient intergovernmental cooperation, and maintains continuing cooperative relationships with staff and appointed and elected officials of other governmental units. • Works with the District’s attorneys in conjunction with Board established policies, procedures and directives in handling of the District’s legal matters.

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES Other job-related duties as assigned by the Board

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS Must possess a valid Illinois Driver’s License and be able to drive to required meetings, workshops and District facilities.

ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS 1. Ability to perform responsibilities indoors and outdoors. 2. Ability to perform his/her duties in various lighting, temperature and weather conditions

COGNITIVE REQUIREMENTS 1. Ability to follow direction given by the Board and complete responsibilities as described. 2. Good analytical skills, problem-solving ability, and overall good judgment in completing responsibilities.

MANDATORY QUALIFICATIONS 1. Excellent organizational skills and ability to show high level of performance. 2. Knowledge of fiscal procedures and budgetary planning. 3. Knowledge of efficient personnel management techniques. 4. Skill in oral and written communications 5. Computer fluency and working knowledge of basic accounting software. 6. Ability to work with minimum supervision. 7. Ability to perform duties with substantial initiative and creativity. 8. Ability to perform duties with sound judgment, persistence, integrity, tact and courtesy. 9. Ability to communicate and work effectively with the public, media, the Board and District staff. 10. Skill to evaluate the District’s programs and operation. 11. Ability to get others to accomplish tasks, move in a certain direction or influence their direction of thought. 12. Commitment to and passion for parks and recreation. 13. Ability to attend meetings, workshops, and conferences during non-business hours. 14. Possession of valid Illinois driver’s license and maintain an adequate driving record. 15. Submit to and successfully pass a criminal background check.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in parks and recreation, business management, public or business administration, parks and recreation administration, or a closely related field of study is required. The Director must have at least three years of related experience in an upper-level management/administrative position, preferably in the field of parks and recreation. The Director must have certification status as a Parks and Recreation Professional in accordance with the standards of the IAPD/IPRA and NRPA (or obtain such certification within one year of commencing employment with the District) and maintain such certification throughout employment with the District.

SALARY Negotiable with the Board of Commissioners based on qualifications and experience.

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 Broadview Park District


Mathis Stegall

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled